Plans Confirmed for Sir Bobby Charlton Centre in Cambodia
Find A Better Way (FABW) is pleased to confirm plans for a new Sir Bobby Charlton Centre which will open in Pursat Province, Cambodia.
The centre which will be called Sir Bobby Charlton Inclusive Centre for Vocational Training, will be managed by FABW’s partner Disability Development Services Program (DDSP), a local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO). It is due to open its doors in September but in the meantime will begin work in temporary premises.
Pursat is a poor rural province that like its surrounding regions, continues to suffer from the impact of more than forty years of war. Many areas remain contaminated by landmines and unexploded ordnance, and the population has a high number of victims of explosive weapons.
The first Sir Bobby Charlton Centre which opened in Amman, Jordan in August 2017 is equipped with experienced practitioners and state-of-the-art facilities, actively helping refugees who are suffering from both physical and mental trauma.
The Cambodia centre will allow DDSP to support people with all types of disabilities, including landmine survivors, people with spinal cord injuries and cerebral palsy as well as intellectual disabilities.
The centre, which will be fully equipped to support the training of many different types of vocational skills, will also help and encourage the set-up of small businesses with continued encouragement and advice.
DDSP will also help with computer training to assist with job searches and placement, as well as confidence building for those who have never had the opportunity for employment.
FABW’s founder, Sir Bobby Charlton said, ‘Cambodia will always remain a special place to me as it was here that I learnt of the devastating impact that the explosive weapons of war continue to have on some of the poorest populations. I hope the centre will bring much-needed help to the people of Pursat Province.’
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- Statement by Lou McGrath CEO of the SBC Foundation at the 4th Review Conference of the Mine Ban Convention in Oslo 6 December 2019
- Nigel Ellway in conversation with two ‘brainy’ specialists 25 November 2019
- Nigel Ellway and Lou McGrath follow outreach workers from the Sir Bobby Charlton Centre on their rounds in Amman 17 October 2019